ARC review – The living god

Title: The living god.

Author: Kaytalin Platt.

Format: E-arc.

Publisher: Inkshares.

Page count: 368.

Release day: May 21st 2019.

Genre: YA, fantasy.

Rating: 3 stars.

*Thanks to NetGalley for providing this arc! All opinions are my own!*

What is it about? (Summary from GoodReads)

The Living God is foretold to bring about the destruction of the world in order to rebuild it into a paradise. Some worship and welcome His coming, other’s fear Him and would do anything to stop it. The Living God follows the internal struggle of two mages, Saran and Keleir, as they confront their fears and attempt to find meaning in the hand that life has dealt them. Saran seeks to overthrow her crazed father and salvage what is left of her country before it falls into complete ruin. Keleir is cursed with a Rauke’s soul, an ancient creature who is only able to survive by merging with an unborn child upon entering our world. Saran and Keleir are touched by fate, gifted with the ability to sense each other, and destined for a future that neither care to know. When Saran’s magic is stolen, she must confront a life without the ability to manipulate time, struggle to see the rebellion finished, and keep Keleir from becoming The Living God.

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My thoughts:

The summary of this book made me really excited, but I have to admit that I was kinda disappointed in this one..

I really liked the beginning of this book, you are immediately thrown into the middle of an action scene. This was really confusing, but it was really well done, which made me really intrigued to continue on! I also really really liked the magic system in the beginning of the book!

As that sentence already implies, halfway through the book I wasn’t really liking the magic anymore. Not because it was not interesting, but it still was not really explained. Like why do some people have magic? Why are they all different? Who can do what exactly? I WANT to know!!

This is a really action-packed book, which in most cases I would say is a good thing! I really like an action filled book, but this book was literary action action action, and gave you no time to breathe or process what happened. Which might be the reason why I just got confused. Like who works with who? Why do we not like this guy? Why is he going running that way? So much confusion!

This is not a huge complaint but, I don’t understand why the summary focusses so much on the living god (and it’s even the title..), since yes it is important to the story but it didn’t feel like the biggest plot part. But I guess it might have a reason for the second book!

Now I complain a lot about this book, but the writing was good! I liked the characters! I would be interested in other works by her, but I’m not sure if I would continue this series!

Happy reading!

2 Replies to “ARC review – The living god”

  1. I grabbed this from Edelweiss last month. Sad to hear it wasn’t more, but I am glad to hear the writing was good and it sounds fairly action-packed!

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